Indian Premier League on Sky Sports Cricket - today's action
It's hammer time as IPL auctioneer Richard Madley joins us for Delhi v Chennai
Last Updated: 18/05/18 4:17pm
Here's what's in store in the Indian Premier League today...
There's a lot riding on today, not least franchise pride for rock-bottom Delhi and the pursuit of top spot for Chennai.
How have the teams done so far?
Going, going, gone! Delhi's play-off hopes vanished an eon ago - a victory over Rajasthan Royals last Wednesday briefly raising spirits before the onset of three consecutive defeats. With just six points from 12 games, the pain cannot end soon enough.
Super Kings continue to do MS Dhoni's bidding, beating Delhi by 13 runs on their way to the play-offs and they are back on the winning trail after a blip against Rajasthan, beating title rivals Sunrisers last time out.
Ones to watch
Take a bow, Rishabh Pant! The 20-year-old has been a beacon of hope for Delhi this term, rattling up 582 runs at 52.90 to stay in with a sniff of winning the Orange Cap. That would be some story. No wonder Delhi refused to put him on the block.
Do I hear any shouts for Ambati Rayudu? I thought so (beneath the Dhoni-inspired clamour). The 32-year-old's unbeaten century off 62 balls against Sunrisers showed the leaders that Chennai mean business and elevates his healthy tournament return to 535 runs.
Which England players could feature?
Jason Roy and Liam Plunkett have shown flashes of brilliance for Delhi without inspiring the franchise to greater feats. Signing off in strong fashion would stand them in good stead for the summer ahead!
David Willey has had a few goes for Chennai of late - picking up solitary wickets against RCB and Royals, but going wicketless against Sunrisers. Sam Billings would love one last hit and Dhoni's reluctance to change a winning side might just work in his favour.
Who is in the studio?
It's the man who made Tymal Mills a millionaire! Well, his hammer did. It's the one and only IPL auctioneer Richard Madley, who will no doubt share some great stories about auctions past with presenter Nick Knight and guests Mills and Michael Lumb.
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